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    (Original post by Dolly_D)
    Just withdrew from BSMS - was put on the post-interview hold list but I have been given 2 other offers now :-) good luck to everyone else still on the hold list!
    Well done! Good luck in the future
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    (Original post by diurno)
    Well done! Good luck in the future
    Thank you, good luck to you too.
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    On the BSMS website it lists the international tuition fees and says we get a 5% capped increase every year.

    In the prospectus it says that the fees for internationals are the same throughout the course.

    Which is the correct info? 5% rises are really high and I have to figure out whether this school is financially affordable for me If anyone can shed some light on this, I'd be most grateful.
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    (Original post by .eXe)
    On the BSMS website it lists the international tuition fees and says we get a 5% capped increase every year.

    In the prospectus it says that the fees for internationals are the same throughout the course.

    Which is the correct info? 5% rises are really high and I have to figure out whether this school is financially affordable for me If anyone can shed some light on this, I'd be most grateful.
    Damn it, sorry I accidentally gave you some negative rating. Really sorry but its pretty damn hard to get the right button on the phone.

    Anyway, back to your question. Can you post the link?
    I think the way it works is that you sign an agreement with the school at the start of the year as to what your tuition fees will be and these remain the same until the end of your degree. The same will happen to us "nationals", which ensures that if the tuition fees do go up like they did last year someone already enrolled in the course wouldn't have to pay the higher fees and would just stick to the agreed ones. Having said that, don't quote me on this and drop them an email. Or ask on their Facebook page and if they don't know they will find out for you.

    Hope this somehow helps.
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    Anyone else on hold spoken to admissions on likelihood of an offer?
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    Any idea when our offer packs come in?

    Do they arrive before we accept the offer or do we have to firm before we get them?
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    Firmed BSMS! Looking forward to September
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    niice- see you in september! im off to cambodia for 6 weeks soon , mite aswell make the most of my gap year
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    (Original post by .eXe)
    Firmed BSMS! Looking forward to September
    Wise choice! Very wise indeed! Welcome aboard

    I've firmed them quite a while ago and still not offer pack, so I'm assuming they will only come through after they have given out all the offers and rejections.
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    (Original post by amreek77)
    niice- see you in september! im off to cambodia for 6 weeks soon , mite aswell make the most of my gap year
    Oh oh. Let me know how it is like! I'm considering going there! Either Cambodia or Vietnam or Thailand!
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    (Original post by diurno)
    Oh oh. Let me know how it is like! I'm considering going there! Either Cambodia or Vietnam or Thailand!
    I am going with projects abroad in mid may, i went with projects abroad to ghana last year and had an amazing time. who are you thinking of going with?
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    aaaaah just got an offer, long wait since November interview!
    Two interviews, two waiting lists, and two offers so happyyy
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    (Original post by HarrietAC)
    aaaaah just got an offer, long wait since November interview!
    Two interviews, two waiting lists, and two offers so happyyy
    Congrats! Do you know which is your first choice?
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    (Original post by .eXe)
    Congrats! Do you know which is your first choice?
    Ah I dont know, both are really good medical schools but completely different! Just going to have to try and sort out pros and cons of both and decide over the next couple of days.. Ah I just cant get over the fact I have a choice, at one point didnt think I was going to get in this year..! Have you decided between liverpool and bsms yet?
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    (Original post by HarrietAC)
    Ah I dont know, both are really good medical schools but completely different! Just going to have to try and sort out pros and cons of both and decide over the next couple of days.. Ah I just cant get over the fact I have a choice, at one point didnt think I was going to get in this year..! Have you decided between liverpool and bsms yet?
    Ah okay, and yep I've firmed BSMS
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    Have you guys joined the Facebook page made by the "student ambassadors"?
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    (Original post by HarrietAC)
    aaaaah just got an offer, long wait since November interview!
    Two interviews, two waiting lists, and two offers so happyyy
    Well done!
    Two interviews, two waiting lists, two offers. Only one really matters. BSMS. You know it. We all do. Now, click Firm and get the drinks.
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    (Original post by diurno)
    Well done!
    Two interviews, two waiting lists, two offers. Only one really matters. BSMS. You know it. We all do. Now, click Firm and get the drinks.
    Hey man, for BSMS do you know how placements work? Does BSMS pay for accommodation to far away places? How long are they and how often do they change? Any ideas?
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    (Original post by .eXe)
    Hey man, for BSMS do you know how placements work? Does BSMS pay for accommodation to far away places? How long are they and how often do they change? Any ideas?
    I remember one of the first years that were there during my interview saying something about this and I think she said all the placements were pretty local so either within walking distance or within walking distance of a bus stop. I doubt very much they would pay for any accommodation, because there's no need for it.

    Just had another read of the prospectus and it says:
    Year 1 and 2:
    "The academic year is organised into three terms of approximately 10 weeks each. About 25% of your learning at this stage will be clinically based and will include gaining experience in primary care and community medicine, and in different out-patient settings in the School’s partner hospitals."

    So we will be doing 30 weeks of clinical practice each year for the first 2 years. There seems to be about 2 to 3 units per 10 weeks, so having a wild guess that the placements change every 5 weeks so you cover the topics you are studying. Say you are doing "Neuroscience and behaviour" guessing you would spend 5 weeks with a neurosurgeon or neurologist or something like that and then another 5 weeks with a speech therapist. Makes sense?

    Don't forget we will also be doing the family studies in year 1 and 2.

    Then in Year 3 the fun starts.
    "Year 3 starts with a five-week course introducing you to clinical medicine as it is practised in secondary care. At the heart of year 3 are four eight-week, ward-based attachments in the teaching hospitals of the University Hospitals NHS Trust. These attachments are in medicine, surgery, reproductive and child health, mental health and elderly care."
    This will be at the Audrey Emerton Building, in Royal Sussex County Hospital.

    I went to the hospital and from falmer (the interview building) to the hospital I took a train to the Brighton station and then a bus. Seems a lot but it literally took 20 minutes - max. And I got lost in the process, so its pretty close.

    Then we have the elective of 8 weeks in Year 4. Coming to Cambodia or Vietnam with me?
    "During this year you will also undertake a rotation of clinical placements in the specialist subjects of musculoskeletal medicine and surgery; ophthalmology and ear, nose and throat (ENT) medicine; infectious diseases, HIV / genito-urinary medicine, and health protection; dermatology; oncology, haematology and palliative care; and neurology and neurosurgery. There will also be a yearlong module dedicated to primary care and population medicine."

    Year 5 is when you really start feeling like a proper doctor.
    "Year 5 provides intense clinical and professional preparation for your first year in practice after qualification. As a student assistant you will spend 24 weeks undertaking clinical attachments in two different regional locations which include Chichester, Eastbourne, Hastings, Haywards Heath, Redhill, Worthing and Brighton."

    These are split into 8 weeks, 8 weeks and 8 weeks. Last 8 weeks we do emergency medicine too as well as the regional attachment.



    And I've just basically rewrote the entire prospectus. Sorry about that. Will try make it shorter in a sec.
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    (Original post by diurno)
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    Ah thanks for that mate, really helpful. The reason I asked was because on the BSMS webpage at this link: http://www.bsms.ac.uk/undergraduate/...rse-structure/

    It mentions a few cities (towns?) where our placements may be and just looking at the map I can't tell if those locations are far from Brighton or if they are easily accessible everyday. Just wanted to check whether we can still do these placements while staying on campus. As international student, it's really important that I find out all possible sources of spending so I can budget accordingly (bank loans runs out quick )

    Thanks again and looking forward to september!! Have you joined the BSMS facebook group yet? I've joined but admin hasn't accepted me yet.

    Also, hope we receive offer packs soon! I would really like to start looking at accommodations
 
 
 
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